Art & Pottery Workshops and Training

Art Classes in Manchester

We frequently run programmes of creative workshops open to anyone over the age of 16 (apart from Saturday Art Clubs and Family Ceramics which are open to younger participants). Spark your creativity with one of our art or pottery sessions and learn a new skill, connect with others or continue your professional development!

If you would like to receive an email when our new art and pottery classes in Manchester go live, you can sign up for the Public Creative Workshops mailing list here, and receive up-to-date, regular information about our exhibitions and events by subscribing to our Gallery Events mailing list. Or check here to see if we have any workshops now booking, alternatively, see below.

Please see cancellation policy and additional workshop-related information at the bottom of this page. Please visit here to check that there are no events that have been scheduled recently that have not yet been listed below.

November 2020 – January 2021

Workshop Title
Time, Date
PriceDetails & Bookings
Pottery Evening Class
From Thu Jan 21st
Just £60 including clay and borrowed tools.A mostly virtual ceramics course, during which you’ll learn or improve various hand-building techniques and practice them in your own home! Details and bookings here. SOLD OUT!
Arc January Saturday Art Club on Zoom!
Sat Jan 30th, 11:00-11:45
Suggested donation £3
Join us in our virtual art studio for kids ages 4-11 at January’s Saturday Art Club – this month’s activity is…. Picasso Portraits!
Exploring a variety of mediums to create different effects, learn a little about Picasso and draw ourselves (or each other) in his style! Details and bookings here.
Drawing Social: Dreams in the Landscape, Part 1
Weds Feb 3rd, 19:00-20:15
Suggested donation £5Use colour and markmaking to create an image that stirs the imagination.. Taken from winter walks in the landscape of the Peak District close to the artist Becca Smith’s home, this session will demonstrate novel processes and concepts in a simple step-by-step process and ignite great conversation. Details and bookings here.
Art Workshops in Manchester Leaflet (PDF) |  Click to view Facebook event pages
Click here for details about other exhibitions and events.
If you have any questions about booking, after you have attended a workshop or you would like to suggest particular types of training or workshops held at the centre, please contact us via You will find detailed visitor information including for parking and transport here.
Workshop Refund & Cancellation Policy
Free ticket cancellation
You can cancel your ticket via Eventbrite. If it is close to the session date, we kindly request that you recommend it to a friend or share it on social media, which would really help us to fill the space.
If you need to cancel a workshop
Please check dates and times carefully before booking. We understand that some unforseen circumstances may arise, so if you are unable to attend your booked workshop and it’s more than 14 days in advance of the start date, then we will try to offer a transfer to an alternative date or workshop. We appreciate that it is not always possible to find someone who can buy your ticket from you and will refund your ticket.
If cancellation is within 14 days of your workshop, I’m afraid we are unable to offer a refund due to the uncertainty of being able to fill the space at short notice. We understand that sometimes unforeseen circumstances may mean that you can’t attend so we are happy for you to send along a friend to take your place or to pass or sell it to somone – just let us know.
Our right to cancel a workshop
Should we need to cancel a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances, we will give you as much notice as possible of the cancellation. We will give you a full refund or if you prefer a transfer to an alternative available course, space permitting we will try to accommodate this.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept any liability for travel or other costs.
Tickets do not need to be printed.